So That's How I Began
|By||Gina Dawson Illustrated by Alex Mankiewicz|
|Book Size||240 x 210 x 321 mm (H x W x D)|
|Imprint||New Holland Publishers|
|Release Date||3 Jan 2019|
|Subject Classification||Family & health / Advice on parenting / Child care & upbringing / Teenagers: advice for parents|
For ages: 8+ years old
So That’s How I Began! is a book to have on hand from the moment a child begins asking questions. It explains modern day families, body parts, natural and assisted conception, pregnancy and birth.
Presented in an age appropriate and matter of fact style, the book encourages all important conversation from an early age and is entirely flexible – read it from cover to cover or simply jump to the part relevant to the child’s question.
Wonderfully illustrated and written in a warm, relaxed and inclusive way and with positive messages throughout, this is a book that both child and adult will be comfortable to read over and over.
Gina Dawson is a teacher who spent fifteen years presenting programs on a variety of social and personal issues to students of all ages across all school sectors. She knows how to present facts on a range of topics and promote discussion in a way that is fun, non-threatening and entirely comfortable. As well as her interest in youth well-being, Gina is a lifelong lover of dogs, an experienced trainer and is cognizant of the disability sector. She volunteers for a Service Dog organisation and is keen to educate children about the many roles dogs play in society. Now retired, Gina’s passion is writing children’s books that educate and promote awareness, as well as ghost writing memoirs. Her other interests include reading, walking, architecture, travelling, and spending time with family, friends and of course her dog.
Alex is an Australian based illustrator who was born in NYC.